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We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Plymouth, MA.

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Ansari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is an ophthalmologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richter include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. James Hung sees patients in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hung is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hung is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Shingleton's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shingleton welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Fine highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Fine obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fine has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Judge is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Oats's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Oats has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oats accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: *additional Board Certification In Emergency and Medicine*. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rostler include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rostler is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rostler takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Rostler is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Oconnor is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Plymouth, MA and Sandwich, MA. Dr. Oconnor's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Oconnor trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. He has received the following distinction: National Eye Institute Arvo Scholarship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that occurs when drainage canals within the eye become clogged or blocked. Fluid builds up within the eye, and the increasing pressure damages the optic nerve. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the primary cause of blindness among African Americans.

The most common form of glaucoma, accounting for more than 90% of all cases, is called open-angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drainage canals become clogged but are not blocked entirely. Because some fluid is still able to drain, people with this type of glaucoma may feel fine and not have any symptoms for years after the onset of the disease. Later on, patients will notice a loss of peripheral vision, or darkness and blurriness at the sides of their visual field. When they look straight at something, their vision will be as good as it ever was. Unfortunately, by this time, the glaucoma is already at a severe stage, and without treatment it can lead to complete blindness.

There are other, less common types of glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is an acute form of glaucoma that comes on very suddenly. The drainage canals become blocked and pressure within the eye rises very rapidly. Patients will have a sudden loss of vision along with headaches or nausea. This type of glaucoma needs to be treated right away. Rarely, children can be born with glaucoma or develop it in infancy. Babies with glaucoma may shy away from bright lights, be irritable, or have poor appetites.

Because glaucoma most often does not have symptoms in the early stages, it is important to have regular eye exams to check for glaucoma, especially if you are at risk. High risk groups include African Americans, Latinos, people with diabetes, and anyone over age 60. An eye doctor can check for glaucoma in several different ways. A visual field test checks for loss of peripheral vision. A dilated eye exam allows the doctor to see the optic nerve and inspect it for damage. A test called tonometry, in which a tiny puff of air is blown at the eye, checks the pressure within the eye and screens specifically for glaucoma.

Once you have a diagnosis, treatment depends on the type and stage of glaucoma that you have. Most people with glaucoma treat it with medicated eye drops. These drops help decrease fluid production within the eye and increase drainage. If medications aren’t enough, another option is to have surgery to open up the drainage canals. Although surgery can halt the progression of glaucoma, it cannot restore vision that has already been lost to the disease.